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November 9, 2015

Local Love for Arostegui Studio

Don’t you love how Victoria is such a small town? Your chances of running into someone special are very high and last week I ran into one of my favourite local craftsmen; Cristian Arostegui G.  Cristian is gearing up for the holidays with some outstanding Charcuterie boards that… well, ummm …TOTALLY got my attention.  If […]

October 12, 2015

Picot – A Great Find in Fernwood

It has been awhile since I gushed over a store in Victoria so when a client recently mentioned a new spot in Fernwood that she thought I would like I jumped at the chance to check it out! I made it in last week … let me tell you what I found… First, the owner. […]

October 10, 2014

New Look for a Little Nook

I recently designed this little nook in a small vacation condo for a tween girl.  She knew she wanted it to be white on white with fluffy bedding and not too much colour. The nook is dark without any windows, or a door for that matter, so it was a tall order to make it […]

March 6, 2014

Industrial Console Table by Trade Roots

I don’t often get to work on my own place but when I do I’m a pretty happy camper! A few months ago I started to discuss an idea for a long (6ft) industrial wood and steel console table for under our TV. Christos is one of the owners of Trade Roots and he helped […]

February 28, 2014

Pillows…Finally

It’s been awhile since I had the time to make pillows. Sure, Ive taken some custom jobs here and there but those were for other people. I make pillows like my little pets and I love them and take care of them until they are adopted by a nice family:)  So, I’m happy to announce […]

January 31, 2014

Pipe and Board Shelving

It’s no secret that I have a design crush on Trade Roots on Herald Street. I love them cause they make awesome custom pieces at an affordable price.  For instance, right now I have a client wanting pipe and board shelving in the living room. So of course, I think of them to build it […]

December 4, 2013

Wicked West Coast Style

It’s pretty cool to find something new and exciting right in your own backyard.  The Autonomous Furniture Collective is doing some great things with local reclaimed woods and acrylic that I thought you should see. I love this modern twist on west coast style. Check them out. Pic is the Link as Usual.

November 10, 2013

Choose a Picture and Join Us – Blue Printing November 17th

Next Sunday, November 17th, Trade Roots and I are hosting a fun Blue Printing Workshop.  Choose a picture (8×10) and if you need help sizing it just email me the picture by Friday and I’ll do it for you.  Once the picture is the correct size I turn it into a negative of itself and […]

October 22, 2013

Custom Console Table – Progress Report

If you missed it, I’m having a custom console table made for my living room. It’s 6 feet long and it’s being crafted by the good people at Trade Roots in Victoria, BC.  I brought them a photo and dimensions a couple months ago and they are turning my idea into beautiful reclaimed/industrial reality. If […]

September 5, 2013

Bedroom Shop List

I love finding deals, but it’s not easy and requires allot of shopping combined with good instincts. I knew what I wanted for a recent bedroom design so I set out locally to find a few great pieces – and just cause I’m nice like that… here’s my bedroom shop list and sources so you […]

July 24, 2013

Want to go shopping? Yes, I WOOD!

If you have been following along, I’m having a custom piece of furniture made…oooh la la! And because this is my first time, it’s pretty big, and I just knew that all of you out there wanted the details too because it’s not every day that you get something made Just For You!  To re-cap, […]

July 5, 2013

Gone Custom

If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…Contact me, I can help!

June 25, 2013

Paris Sign Workshop – July 2013

For this workshop my partner is French Vanilla a popular french inspired Home, Garden and Gift store located in Oak Bay. We will be making Subway inspired signs using the streets, districts and popular attractions found in, and around, Paris.  Participants can choose between two fonts and the colour combo White on Black (shown) or […]

June 22, 2013

Local Love – The Frugals

  Ever looked at the shipping rates for IKEA from Vancouver? Ouch!  I discovered a local business last year that makes living and shopping on Vancouver Island a breeze. You can order IKEA, Pottery Barn, West Elm etc through them and boy will they deliver.  For someone like me, who shops for others…this is an […]

April 18, 2013

Local Etsy Shopping – fave shop No. 1

Lately I’ve been seeing some fantastic shops on Etsy that are located right here in Victoria, BC. So, I figured I would dedicate a few posts in the next week or so to showing you some of my favourite local Etsy shops and maybe you’ll see something you like too?! My first favourite is called […]

March 22, 2013

Light it Up – The Basement

If you like to spend time in your basement, lighting is a key to maximum enjoyment.  I should qualify that and say lighting on A DIMMER is key!  I am working on a lighting plan for my own basement project and I’m working with what I’ve got in terms of junction boxes and outlets, No […]

March 19, 2013

t– USEDay VICTORIA

Classic and Cool. You gotta love the Tolix Chair. Read here about the history of this chair…and click here to get one for yourself! Pic is the link too

February 7, 2013

Furniture Designer to Watch – Oliver Scott

I want to introduce you to a new talent in the Victoria design community; his name is Oliver Scott (no relation) and he is a phenomenal wood worker and furniture designer with a new local company… Caledonia Silva.  His style is a fresh mix of Danish Modern and Arts and Crafts which you can see […]

November 19, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

Wow! It’s full on Christmas in the stores…. it makes me feel a little panicky that I haven’t done a thing in terms of gifts for friends and family.  So as I plot and plan my holiday line up..I’ll share some of my ideas and my favourites with you too. Of course, I love shopping […]